There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about furnace service plans. Should you get one? Is the cost worth it? What should it include? Patterson & Stirling Inc can help answer your questions and erase some confusion.
But I Have a Warranty
Perhaps one of the most confusing things about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often assume they don’t need the repair plan because their home’s furnace is under warranty. The maintenance service plan and a warrant are two very different things—and in lots of cases, you are required to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty in effect. These visits help ensure your furnace is running as it should and help recognize potential problems before they become bigger, and expensive, problems. A warranty usually only covers major components of a furnace, and does not cover labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s wise to read all the details of your warranty so you comprehend what’s covered and what isn’t.
Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance
Not only does it ensure your furnace is working correctly, routine maintenance offers many more benefits. Properly maintained systems are more prone to operate at peak efficiency, which can potentially save you money on utility bills. They also filter your home’s air better, helping to keep you healthier and your home cleaner.
Yet another benefit is that it helps ensure your furnace will work correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a brisk Erie night is to have to schedule an emergency repair.
Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance
At Patterson & Stirling Inc, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the good things about selecting a maintenance plan is that you don’t have an excuse to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve found that once homeowners invest in a service plan, they are more likely to schedule their service much better than homeowners without a service plan—and their furnace and indoor air quality benefit! Even better, our professionals will typically reach out to you to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder.
If you would like more information about furnace service plans, or if you’re ready to get one now, call Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-308-0416 and we’ll help you out.